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CALS in the News for the Week of April 17 – 23

In The News

Thomas Brock, Whose Discovery Paved the Way for PCR Tests, Dies at 94
New York Times, 4/22/21
Quoted: Thomas Brock, Deceased, Bacteriology
Quoted: Stephen Zinder, Alumnus, Bacteriology

After a century of dispossession, Black farmers are fighting to get back to the land
Mother Jones, 4/22/21
Quoted: Monica White, Community and Environmental Sociology

Opinion: Can We Learn to Live With Germs Again?
New York Times, 4/23/21
Quoted: Jo Handelsman, Plant Pathology

Plant a Love of Nature in Your Kids
New York Times, 4/20/21
Mentioned: Stan Temple, Emeritus, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Is This the Most Incendiary COVID Conspiracy Freakout of All?
The Daily Beast via Yahoo News, 4/20/21
This story contains explicit language.
Quoted: Dietram Scheufele, Life Sciences Communication

‘We Need To Act Now’: This Small Wisconsin City Is Boosting Its Use Of Renewable Energy To Fight Climate Change
Wisconsin Public Radio, 4/22/21
Quoted: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication

Foxconn Deal Lowers Company’s Targets, Cuts Costs To State
Wisconsin Examiner, 4/21/21
Quoted: Steven Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Capital City Sunday: Response to police shootings, vaccine hesitancy expert supports Johnson & Johnson pause
WKOW 27, 4/18/21
Quoted: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology

Do Trees Talk to Each Other?
Door County Pulse, 4/23/21
Quoted: Eric Kruger, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Setting a new standard in Meat Science Education
The National Provisioner, 4/20/21
Quoted: Steven Ricke, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Quoted: Jeff Sindelar, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Quoted: Jim Claus, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Quoted: Cindy Austin, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Quoted: Vanessa Leone, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Interviewed: Taylor Gracyalny, Student, Animal and Dairy Sciences, Life Sciences Communication
Interviewed: Jenna Langrehr, Student, Animal and Dairy Sciences, Life Sciences Communication
Interviewed: Jenna Broege, Student, Animal and Dairy Sciences, Life Sciences Communication
Mentioned: Mark Cook, Deceased, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Mentioned: Dillon Walker, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Mentioned: Mitch Monson, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Mentioned: Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery Building
Mentioned: Bucky’s Varsity Meats

Economist says the dairy sector is “walking on a knife’s edge”
Brownfield Ag News, 4/22/21
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Center for Dairy Profitability

The beet goes on: Researcher’s efforts lead to less earthy root vegetable
The Country Today, 4/19/21
Quoted: Irwin Goldman, Horticulture

Expert: Approach spring field work with patience
The Country Today, 4/19/21
Quoted: Francisco Arriaga, Soil Science

Of Interest

Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs state power to protect water from farm pollutants
Wisconsin Watch, 4/9/21

Worker sues Wisconsin food plant, saying he contracted COVID-19 there and passed it to his wife. She later died of the disease.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/18/21

After a century in storage, wood from Madison lab being used to repair U.S. Capitol
Wisconsin State Journal, 4/18/21